New Deal of the Mind has become The Creative Society
Since founder and CEO Martin Bright wrote the article that kick-started our work, the concept of a New Deal of the Mind has provided a mutually rewarding service in which creative organisations and businesses have directly benefitted from the creation of over 1000 sustainable jobs for young people.
As our work has evolved however, we’ve had to evolve with it, and now need a new way to better reflect the positive outcomes that we as New Deal of the Mind have helped to shape.
We are therefore evolving our brand to become known as The Creative Society with a mission to build and support the creative economy.
Look out for changes across our social media sites – coming very soon.
For all upcoming opportunities, interesting information and a chance to engage with fellow NDotM followers and supporters visit us on Facebook.
Company: Royal Opera House
Location: Covent Garden London
Rate: £25 000 per annum
Contract: Full time
Closing date: 9th January 2012
Unemployment statistics, published last week, revealed that an astounding 1.02 million 16-24 year olds are currently jobless in the UK. The highest level of unemployment since records began in 1992, this statistic underlines the necessity of actively tackling this problem. With this in mind, there is a compelling but difficult question facing us: How can we resolve this issue? My answer is more Apprenticeships.
A recent survey, by RecruitmentGenius.com, suggested that the government is currently failing on the issue of youth employment, with 58% of respondents declaring that they feel the government could do more.
Apprentice Blogger, Chelsea Way describes her first week inside Somerset House, working for New deal of the Mind.
On my approach to Somerset House last Monday, I was astounded with the sheer scale of the building. The ice rink is beautiful and the magnificence of the building is somewhat overwhelming. I waited inside Seamen’s hall until the security guard took me to NDotM’s office. I was very anxious about meeting the team nevertheless I was extremely excited and eager to get stuck in. After a brief chat with Mwila, I felt somewhat relieved. I was shown around the building, and I learned a very important lesson that morning; that lesson is to always bring a pair of flat shoes in my bag. (There are literally hundreds of steps and the lift is a little slow!).
My first morning went well; I did some filing and got to grips with the different things going on inside the office. There are many exciting projects, and over the next few weeks I hope to really get involved in these. The atmosphere inside the office is great; it’s a combination of serious work mode, mixed in with the occasional fun and jokes. This makes the office a really calming environment to work in. At the end of my first day, I felt exhausted. I took away lots of reading material for the train, like the ‘Make A Job Don’t Take A Job’ report and the Wilkes prospectus, as well as lot’s of information about New Deal of the Mind, just so I could start to gain a more in depth understanding of the diverse projects. (more…)